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EP48-Overcoming Thinking Traps in Parenting
29th March 2022 • I AM MOM Parenting Podcast • Dimple Arora & Shaista Fatehali
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If you are like most parents, there comes a time or two when you feel as though you are caught in the middle of a hurricane. Often times, when this occurs, we feel stressed and burnt- out. Not only does our body respond negatively in this state, but so do our thoughts.


In this episode, we discuss thinking traps with our guest Rabia Karmali. We discourse on what thinking traps are, how to recognize them, challenge them and how to overcome them.

Be sure to listen for:

  • How thinking traps affect our behavior
  • The common thinking traps in parenting
  • How to know we are in a thinking trap
  • How this affects our children
  • Ways in which we can overcome thinking traps

About Our Guest Rabia Karmali.

Rabia Karmali-Muscatwalla, M.Ed. is a Psychology Instructor and Certified Mindset Coach who helps individuals with making necessary mindset shifts to help them achieve their goals.

Rabia graduated from UBC with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s in Education.

Rabia is a mum to her 10-year-old son, and she believes he guided her to the path of mindfulness and positive psychology. Seeing how the practices have benefitted her family and clients, Rabia decided to go back to school and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Applied Positive Psychology at UPenn and is doing her graduating capstone on parenting.

You can get in touch with Rabia through her website

About the Hosts:

About Dimple Arora – Founder of Mindful Evolution

Dimple Arora is the founder of Mindful Evolution (ME) — a parenting movement that aims to empower parents and their kids towards positive transformation and life changing thought, one emotion and one choice at a time.

Dimple is an expert in women and teen empowerment and specializes in helping individuals reduce the debilitating effects of stress and anxiety using mindfulness, nutrition, EFT tapping and other energy psychology modalities. Dimple is a Certified Life Coach, EFT and NLP Practitioner, Holistic Nutritionist and Energy Therapist. She holds degrees in mathematics, business, and education and was previously employed in the corporate world and as a high school math teacher.

You can book a complimentary coaching call with Dimple on her website at and connect with her on social media. 



About Shaista Fatehali – Founder of Thrive Kids

Shaista Fatehali is the founder of Thrive Kids BC where she works with children and families to help nurture connection, empower a sense of self - worth and discover what is needed for individual families to thrive. Shaista is a speaker and the author of the children’s book BACK HOME; which has received accolades nationwide. She is a certified children’s and parent life coach and works with clients to build soft skills such as interpersonal awareness, effective communication, emotional agility emotional regulation, problem solving, transition planning and mindfulness . As a teacher and mother of two young girls, her true passion lies in giving her children, her students and clients the tools to reach their most true authentic selves.

To book a complimentary call with Shaista or to learn more about Shaista and the programs she offers at Thrive Kids BC, please visit her website at


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